By on May 17, 2016

2018 Kia GT

Kia’s rear-drive premium sedan is looking pretty production ready in these spy photos.

The teasing has now gone on for five years, ever since the GT concept bowed in Frankfurt in 2011. The vehicle photographed near Kia’s southern California headquarters stays true to the concept’s general proportions, though the clamshell (“suicide”) doors are, not surprisingly, absent from the mix.

Designed to battle German competitors at the high end of the market, the 2018 GT will source its platform from the upcoming Genesis G70 sedan.

Kia cites the GT concept’s powertrain as being a turbocharged and direct-injected 3.3-liter V6, making 395 horsepower and 393.5 (huh?) pounds-feet of torque. That output is likely to change by the time the production version emerges from its camouflage, perhaps later this year.

2018 Kia GT

2018 Kia GT

2018 Kia GT

[Images: @ 2016 Spiedbilde/The Truth About Cars]

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

Recommended

25 Comments on “Spied: 2018 Kia GT, Now With Normal Doors...”



Recent Comments

  • Scoutdude: Yes if it is a US spec car. There is a local wholesaler that specializes in Canadian imports and exports....
  • Scoutdude: No need to find a charging station to top off a PHEV every day. Just charge it at home and drive on the...
  • Scoutdude: That’s not reality TV that is reality. As they say Buyers are liars. To be fair sometimes it is due...
  • Lockstops: My view, for myself as well, is that you should really do the work to get the necessary info on the...
  • Brett Woods: There was the Mazda K engine. Remember when Mazda made a 1.8L V6? I don’t recall it getting much...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributors

  • Timothy Cain, Canada
  • Matthew Guy, Canada
  • Ronnie Schreiber, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States
  • Mark Baruth, United States
  • Moderators

  • Adam Tonge, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States